Melvin Pineda, 17, Teisean Kemp, 16, and Kquamel Jones, 16, were arrested at Uniondale High School on Tuesday and are each charged with several counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Customs and Border Protection officers at a John F. Kennedy International Airport cargo facility seized more than 2,000 in counterfeit $100 bills over two days earlier this month.
The bills were first discovered at a Dunkin’ Donuts on River Road in New Milford, police said.
Five New Jersey teens have been arrested for allegedly making counterfeit $20 bills and using them at local businesses.
Authorities believe the bogus bucks were meant to trick the ATM into believing it was carrying a full complement of cash but a bank official said that the machines were able to distinguish most of the fake bills from real ones.
It’s the wrong kind of play dough. The bogus bucks were rounded up in two separate incidents.
The play dough was found in the bottom of the suitcases of woman arriving from Medellin, Colombia.
New Yorkers are being warned of a new kind of counterfeit cash. It’s harder to spot, because the criminals start with the real thing before changing the bills’ value.